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Tour Saint-Jacques

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Address: Rue de Rivoli | Rue Victoria, 75004 Paris, France
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+33 1 83 96 15 05
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A Piece of a History in a Peaceful Garden

This tower is the remnant of a larger church destroyed in the Revolution. The garden is peaceful and quite lovely in the spring. I understand that if you climb the tower the view... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 9 May 2016
Paris, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

Excellent view from the tower since the garden. The tower is not open to visit during winter and it's better to check when they open, normally begining of june until september. Nice view from the top of the tower.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

This is the bell tower of a church which no longer exists. It is possible to climb the tower (for a fee) but a simple visit of the park to view the tower makes a relaxing break while before or after visiting Notre Dame / Sainte Chapelle.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016

When you're near Notre Dame and the Ile de la Cite, just walk over the river to the Right Bank and check out this tower, all that remains from an old church.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2016

This tower is the remnant of a larger church destroyed in the Revolution. The garden is peaceful and quite lovely in the spring. I understand that if you climb the tower the view is amazing. We didn't somehow find the stairs. We must have looked reliable because many tourists stopped us to take photos of them. This added to the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2016

Flamboyant tower with gargoyles low enough for children to appreciate, near Pompidou and on the way to Notre-Dame. Playground and gardens.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2016

The Tour Saint-Jacques stands alone in the middle of a little garden of the same name. A tower in the flamboyant Gothic style, built between 1509 and 1523, the Tour Saint-Jacques is the only remaining vestige of the Eglise Saint-Jacques-de-la-Boucherie built in 1797. This sanctuary was the departure point on the Via Toronensis (or Tours route) of the pilgrimage to... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2016

Saint-Jacques Tower is located in a small park and is one of the few green spaces near Île de la Cité. It’s quite a nice spot to spot to eat your lunch if you have something packed in your bag and you are checking out central Paris, plus there is free wi-fi in the park which is always of value... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2016

Set in the trendy Marais District, this tower seems out of place. It is like a step back in time and for that reason worth seeing. It is in a cute park-like setting with playground equipment for children under a certain weight! Great photo op.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2016

The Saint-Jacques Tower is located in the middle of a lovely little park near the Chatelet Metro station. This stunningly beautiful Gothic tower is all that remains of the former Saint-Jacques Church, which was destroyed during the French Revolution. The tower, with its highly detailed, rich decorations, is a fine example of late Gothic architecture. It may not be as... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2016

The remains of the former church of “Saint James of the butchery”, which was demolished during the French Revolution, is a recognizable historic landmark that can be seen from far away. It is a 52 meters high Gothic tower, richly decorated, built in the early 16th century by wealthy butchers from the nearby market at Les Halles. The stunning building... More 

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Historically the central iron-clad market of Paris, Les Halles has evolved architecturally since then but the pulsating energy has stayed the same. Now it houses the main shopping mall, which nestles underground surrounded by fast-food take-aways and international restaurants coupled with beautiful churches and the old commodity exchange. Parallel to it are the high-street stores of Rue de Rivoli and just parallel to that the Seine. The area bustles with faces from all continents and all ages at all times of the day. If enjoying high-street shopping with easy access to fast eateries and lively bars is on your agenda, this is the place to go.
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